Shoji Hirao is the new division general manager at Toyo Tires for the company’s Europe, Africa & Middle East Sales Division. He began in this role on 1 June, joining the tyre maker from the Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association.
Kenta Kuribayashi has been named president of Toyo Tire Corporation’s tyre production subsidiary in Europe, effective 1 September. He has taken on this role in addition to serving as president of Toyo Tire Europe GmbH and as chairman and chief executive officer of Toyo Tire RUS LLC.
Yukio Hasegawa has been named the new president of Toyo Tire Corporation’s subsidiary in Russia, effective tomorrow. He succeeds Kenta Kuribayashi in this role. Kuribayashi remains chief executive officer of the Toyo Tire RUS LLC operation (and president of Toyo Tire Europe GmbH) and will additionally, as of tomorrow, become the Russian subsidiary’s chairman.
Toyo Tires has extended its Official Partner association with European Athletics at major European Athletics events until 2023. The tyre manufacturer became an Official Partner ahead of the 2018 European Athletics Championships in Berlin last August, continuing with the 2019 European Athletics Indoor Championships. Now it will remain an Official Partner for the 2020 (Paris) and 2022 European Athletics Championships, as well as the 2021 (Torun) and 2023 European Athletics Indoor Championships.
Toyo Tires has become a premium partner to Fortuna Düsseldorf after entering into a two-year agreement with the German second division (2. Bundesliga) football club. This deal was announced the day the Bundesliga announced its schedule for the 2016/17 season and only a short time after Toyo Tire & Rubber shared news of its new two-year sponsorship of Japanese club Gamba Osaka.